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Feb 6, 2013 12:35am PST
, it was all in self-defense. but that wasn't always her story. she faces the possibility of the death penalty. abc has this report for the series, crime and punishment. >> did you kill travis alexander on june 4th, 2008? >> yes, i did. >> it is the level equivalent of a hail mary pass. the defense attorneys almost never want to put a client on the stand. when that client is an admitted killer and a serial liar, there isn't much choice. >> how are you feeling right now? >> nervous. >> jodi arias could face the death penalty if she is convicted of murdering her ex-boyfriend, travis alexander. the 30-year-old mormon businessman was stabbed 27 times. his throat was slit and he was shot in the head. arias claim she killed alexander in self-defense. >> why? >> the simple answer is that he attacked me. and i defended myself. >> tuesday she testified about how she met alexander at a las vegas convention. >> he stopped right in front of me and stuck his hand out and introduced himself. >> and told the jury he seemed to want to kiss her almost immediately. >> he leaned in very close as if he wanted to
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Feb 3, 2013 8:00am PST
rid of the sequester as it relates to defense. i repeat, $2.6 trillion already all coming from nondefense. if we're going to have a sequester, defense is going to have to do their share. >> your position on lifting the sequester, on avoiding a government shutdown and on extending the debt limit beyond august is any one of those deals must include new revenues. >> and, yes, the answer is definitely yes. and i've got a pretty good fan base for that, the american people. republicans, democrats and independents. >> what do you say to the republicans who say that you're part of the problem here? john boehner, clearly you had words with him during the fiscal cliff negotiations. you called him a dictator. he said something i cannot repeat to you. and senator mcconnell in the end of the fiscal cliff negotiations needed to go around you so he could work with vice president biden. is there a breakdown between you and the republican leaders in congress? >> joe biden came here and spoke to us this week. had a good visit. i introduced him by saying sometimes there needs to be a good cop and
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Feb 5, 2013 4:30am PST
the california ban on same-sex marriage and the defense of marriage act which denyies federal benefits to bay and lesbian married couples. the want to strike down both laws. the kid line for san jose to join the san francisco brief is valentine day. >> look at this police sketch of a man police are looking for who forced his way into the home of a 74-year-old woman and her daughter open friday. the man punched the older woman in the face. the mother and daughter escaped but the man and a second suspect chased them. they attacked the older woman a second time before running off. >> the san francisco 49ers hold a final team meeting at their headquarters this morning and clean out their lockers. a disappointed team returned home after the heartbreaking loss in super bowl xlvii. kaepernick averaged the crowd of 100 people who turned out to growth the team at the airport. hundreds of others cheered them when they arrived at the santa clara pack trace facility. coach harbaugh was among the last to emerge and took time to say thanks to the fans and signed a football. >> great run. thanks for the sup
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Feb 3, 2013 9:00am PST
and gun control measure imaginable. >> this morning outgoing defense secretary leon panetta continues to show his confidence in his replacement nominee, senator chuck hagle of nebraska. they said they are focusing too hutch on what he has said in the past and not enough time on the issues he would face now at defense secretary. >> what about the war on afghanistan? what about the war on terrorism? what about the budget dequester and what impact it will have on readiness. what about middle east turmoil, what about taber attacks? all the issues that confront a secretary of defense, frankly we didn't see enough time discussing those issues and that's what counts. >> on thursday hagle took a grilling from the senate armed services committee about his past remarks on israel and iran, which some republican members found, in their words, inconsistent, weak and wobbly. >>> lisa argen is here now with a preview of the accuweather forecast. maybe some precipitation heading this way? >> not today. today eats glorious out there. we have plenty of sunshine in most areas. right here downtown near 5
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Jan 31, 2013 5:30pm PST
, nominated to be secretary of defense. his former colleagues met him with a fuselage of critical questions today, and abc's chief washington correspondent jonathan karl tells us about the fiery day. >> reporter: he's a vietnam veteran and former republican senator, but today chick hagel found himself and his judgment under attack by a fellow republican and vietnam vet. >> were you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be -- >> the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since -- >> since vietnam. were you correct or incorrect? >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer on a lot of things today. >> well, let the record show that you refused to answer that question. >> reporter: hagel eventually did answer, standing by his words on the iraq war, and revealing something about the kind of defense secretary he hopes to be. >> i saw the consequences and the suffering and the horror of war. so -- i did question a surge. this going to be worth the sacrifice? we lost almost 1,200 dead americans during that surge. now, was it required? was it necessary? >>
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Jan 31, 2013 5:00pm PST
a dangerous wall of white. >>> on defense. the president's pick for defense secretary faces a blistering attack. will he get the job? >>> while you were out. a new crime spree in los angeles reveals the new way thieves are targeting your home when you're away. >>> and beyonce answers. by singing live at a press conference. ♪ o e'er the land of the free ♪ >> did her high notes and her words silence the critics? >>> good evening. we begin tonight with that dangerous goliath of a winter storm. you can see it visible from space in an image released today. this storm has prompted 750 reports of severe weather on the ground. and a lot of driversre
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Feb 5, 2013 6:00am PST
's defense team wants it delayed until november. george zimmerman admitted shooting 17-year-old trayvon martin but says he is not guilty under ""stand your ground" law. >> governor decemberry is airing ads in texas touting the business friendly regulations and low taxes and saying california companies should check out texas. the governor brown is not worried saying if los angeles, everyone with half a brain is coming to california. >> a hearing date is now set for, giant slugger barry bonds who is appearing the obstruction of justice conviction. oral arguments are held in front of a three judge panel of the court of appeals in san francisco. the judges were appointed by three different democratic presidents. bonds was convicts of giving misleading testimony before a federal grand jury. >> when niners lost the super bowl, san francisco police chief lost a bet to an old friend so that means he has to do this, the ray lewis squirrel dance, what lewis does before every ravens home game and made the bet with former oakland. police chief and current baltimore chief of police. >> we made a fri
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Feb 1, 2013 1:40am PST
. >>> senate armed services committee could vote on the nomination of chuck hagel to be the next defense secretary. hagel faced off against some former republican senate colleagues yesterday in a bruising confirmation hearing. the sharpest exchange against senator john mccain who criticized hagel's opposition to the troop surge in iraq. and hagel apologized for using the term the jewish lobby in the past. >> i have already said i regret referencing the jewish lobby. i should have said pro israel. i think it is the only time on the record that i have ever said that. >> eight republicans plan to vote against him. he has backing among many democrats. >>> blinding snow blamed for a deadly pileup on a michigan highway. the mile long stretch of crashes involving 30 trucks and cars. three people were killed including two children believed to be siblings. and at least a dozen others were hospitalized. witnesses say they were driving on i-75 when conditions went from clear to whiteout in just a matter of seconds. >>> a similar scene along a snowy highway west of minneapolis. three dozen big rigs,
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Feb 1, 2013 5:00pm PST
point out flu season hasn't even reached it's peak yet. officials stress a flu shot is the best defense and not too late to get one. >> a milestone today on wall street. dow jones close add above 14,000, market watchers divided about what that milestone means. some believe it will attract smaller investors who haven't been buying stock because of fear of what happened. others believe it's overhyped and ready to fallen. there is a look at the numbers. nasdaq and s and p 500 finished the week on a positive note as well. frustration for bank of america customers. the web site has been down most of the day. smart phone app also crashed. the problem has not affected atms. >> heading into weekend soup weekend. coaches held a joint news conference. >> well, they are brothers. and also talked about inunder the influences their competitive spirit had on this contest. larry? >> yes. all about mom, super bowl 47 is the har-bowl and brothers took the stage together todaytqt for a news conference. jim wearing a black sweat skmirt khaki pants. brothers may not dress alike. one thing they do share is
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Feb 2, 2013 11:00pm PST
seasons with the silver and black. his 96-1/2 sacks are the second most for a defensive tackle and made the pro bowl seven times. >> my feet haven't touched the ground for 30 minutes. this is up believable. we play the ultimate team spirit and -- team sport. >> he -- broke down and started crying. >> big honor for a big man. joining sapp and allen are kris carter, culp, and dave around binson, and offensive tackle jonathan ogden, the ravens' first ever draft pick, and bill parcells. >> the sharks have not tasted defeat after seven games this season but all good things must come to an end. san jose and nashville with scoreless after one. sharks had a golden opportunity in the second but the shot went in so celebrates instead of putting in the rebound. that would prove to be costly. pavlik did fine the net in the third and tieses up. but for the third straight contest the sharks win the shoot you this time they would lose. san jose still gets a point but drops to 7-0-1. >>> after sitting out the last two games with a twisted ankle, curry was back in the warriors' lineup. golden state, hos
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Feb 3, 2013 2:00am PST
seasons with the silver and black. his 96-1/2 sacks are mo second most for a defensive tackle and made the pro bowl seven times. >> my feet haven't touched the ground for 30 minutes. this is up believable. we play the ultimate team spirit and -- team sport. >> he -- broke down and started crying. >> big honor for a big man. joining sapp and allen are kris carter, culp, and dave around binson, and offensive tackle jonathan ogden, the ravens' first ever draft pick, and bill parcells. >> the sharks have not tasted defeat after seven games this season but all good things must come to an end. san jose and nashville with scoreless after one. sharks had a golden opportunity in the second but the shot went in so celebrates instead of putting in the rebound. that would prove to be costly. pavlik did fine the net in the third and tieses up. but for the third straight contest the sharks win the shoot you this time they would lose. san jose still gets a point but drops to 7-0-1. >>> after sitting out the last two games with a twisted ankle, curry was back in the warriors' lineup. golden state, hos
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Feb 5, 2013 4:00am PST
the court she was abused as a child and claims she acted in self-defense. brandi hitt has more. >> reporter: good morning, rob and diana. jodi arias takes the stand this morning. now, jurors are expected to hear arias' explanation of what happened the night of that murder. >> did you kill travis alexander on june 4th, 2008? >> yes, i did. >> reporter: in a surprise move, jodi arias took the stand in her own defense. and explained to the jury why she brutally murdered her ex-boyfriend, travis alexander. >> he attacked me. and i had to defend myself. >> reporter: speaking quietly, with her hair pulled to the side, this is the same woman prosecutors say stabbed alexander 27 times in a jealous rage. also slashing his throat, and shooting him twice in the head. but her story has changed several times. and in an interview with "inside edition," arias also said no jury would convict her because she was innocent. on the stand, she gave a new explanation. >> at the time, i had plans to commit suicide. so, i was extremely confident that no jury would convict me because i didn't expect any of you to b
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Feb 5, 2013 7:00am PST
takes the stand in the breakup murder trial with the dramatic defense. why she never thought she would be on trial. dan and nancy here to weigh in live. >>> and the big business of being queen bee. the superstar reinventing herself with a brand-new look. how she's hitting reboot on her career right now. >>> and it's the commercial that -- you know. what's he got that so many of us don't? i still don't see it. we're going to be talking to him, live, coming up. >> we don't either. >>> and the fashionable secret to slimming down. we'll take you inside what they're [ store ] jared the galleria of jewelry here. and yes, i'm talking to you. mike here needs a "honey, i love you even more than the day we got married" necklace. well, my truly unique selection is larger than ordinary jewelry stores. there. that's why he went to jared. a big treehouse or a small treehouse? if it's big enough, you can have a disco. oh yeah. [ male announcer ] it's not complicated. bigger is better. and at&t has the nation's largest 4g network. ♪ and at&t has the nation's largest 4g network. we replaced people wi
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Feb 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
tight ends including austin hooper. hooper is 6 foot 4 and 245 and he played offense and defense as the spartans win their fourth straight title. stanford signed just 12 players among them. he is a taller version of his brother. he is the 50th ranked prospect in california. he was ranked 167th in the nation and eric cotton who is among the top 300. meanwhile, they signed 25 players including marin catholic goff. he scored 85 touchdowns during his last two seasons. he graduated early and is already taking classes in berkeley. running back mohamed and cameron walker from southern california. the bears bolstered their offensive line with five new players including aaron cochran who is 6 foot 8 and 360 pounds and vincent johnson of sacramento. san jose state signed los gatos defensive tackle amaneti, a wide receiver from gilroy and sykes from summit high school. now to baseball and the giants and sergio romo have agreed to a two-year $9 million contract. romo became the team's closer last season and was just superb during the playoffs. one win and four saves and a .84 earned run aver
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Feb 7, 2013 1:05am PST
and 245 and he played offense and defense as the spartans win their fourth straight title. stanford signed just 12 players among them. he is a taller version of his brother. he is the 50th ranked prospect in california. he was ranked 167th in the nation and eric cotton who is among the top 300. meanwhile, they signed 25 players including marin catholic goff. he scored 85 touchdowns during his last two seasons. he graduated early and is already taking classes in berkeley. running back mohamed and cameron walker from southern california. the bears bolstered their offensive line with five new players including aaron cochran who is 6 foot 8 and 360 pounds and vincent johnson of sacramento. san jose state signed los gatos defensive tackle amaneti, a wide receiver from gilroy and sykes from summit high school. now to baseball and the giants and sergio romo have agreed to a two-year $9 million contract. romo became the team's closer last season and was just superb during the playoffs. one win and four saves and a .84 earned run average. abc7 sports was brought to you by river rock casino. i under
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Feb 8, 2013 4:00am PST
lawmakers may set up a special court to regulate those strikes. >>> and outgoing defense secretary leon panetta revealed the first time there was a plan in place to arm rebels in syria. but that plan was vetoed by the white house, over worries the weapons might fall into the wrong hands. more than 60,000 people have died in the civil war in syria. >>> and still to come on this busy friday morning, the very latest on the blizzard watch in the northeast. a storm that's on the move right now. >>> and then, did facebook break the internet. a software buzz last night left millions seeing error messages. >>> and the good news here at abc. robin roberts' return, now just a few days away. >>> and welcome back. there is more evidence this morning of a recovery in the jobs market. the number of americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits last week was down by 5,000. more importantly, the 4-week average is down, too, to just over 350,000. that's the lowest level in five years. job creation is still lackluster, though. but the pace of layoffs is decreasing. >>> the internal revenue
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Feb 1, 2013 12:35am PST
of combative questions at his confirmation hearing as defense secretary. the toughest questions came from senator john mccain. >> will you please answer the question? were you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? were you correct or incorrect? yes or no. >> my reference to -- >> are you going to answer the question, senator hagel? the question is were you right or wrong? that's a pretty straight forward question. >> well, do you think senator hagel is qualified to take the top post at the pentagon? why or why not? tell us what you think on the "nightline" facebook page, or you can tweet us. thanks for watching abc news. "good morning america" will be here waiting for you in the morning with the latest on the buildup to super bowl sunday. we're always online at abcnews.com. good night, america.
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Feb 1, 2013 4:30am PST
their site without explaining why. >> this comes on the heels of an apology from 49er defensive back for his antigay comments he made during an interview with a radio personality. he said he did not feel it in his heart and will learn. the 49er c.e.o. was embarrassed by the comments called them "dumb" and viewed it as a learning experience for the team^. turn to abc7 to see the celebrations with our news team in new orleans live on the air with an up-to-the-minute look how fans are reacting here and in the big easy. >> other news at 4:34, the man who swing determined 40 people out of high end cars will be arraigned in a santa clara county courtroom. the man who goes by andy paul, is charged with six counts of grand theft. the 50-year-old man was arrested who ran sunnyvale motorcars. many of the victims say they gave him the titles of their cars so he could sell it but the cars disappeared from lot along with the suspect. we will have more in a live report in 30 minutes. >> the city of oakland is the first city in the country to launch an i.d. card for people with no official form of identifi
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Feb 2, 2013 6:00pm PST
was dominant on the defensive line. eddie d was passed over again. niners owner jed york says his uncle deserves to be in the hall. >> there's no question in my mind that he belongs in the hall of fame. you look at the owners in there, he is at the top of the list. i hope people see that and understand that he was the best owner in the history of professional sports. >> larry: in other news, the 49ers announced kris culliver will get sensitivity training after making antigay comments on tvmentz culliver will volunteer at the trevor project in san francisco which provides crisis and suicide intervention for lesbian, gay, buy sexual and transgender youth. i hope you have been watching all leaning long because wayne freedman has done some tremendous stories. he has been out and about in the french quarter, on bourbon street. tonight he joins us from outside new orleans. he is with his people, the swamp people. wayne? >> well, near a a restaurant we liked so much in louisiana we liked so much, we're going to stick around for dinner. that's cray fish on the table. how much do you have there?
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Feb 3, 2013 10:00am PST
on their age. young kids are going to har that in self defense that gun is okay to use. does that mean when i'm being blood a lot in school, is it appropriate? we have to be careful with those kids. a lot of gun safety is important in the home in terms of how the gun is locked up or how the gun is used or how the gun is talked about in the home. >> we have about 30 seconds left. in a child is exposed to gun violence, what with week do to keep them from being further traumatized? >> avoid too much reaction, get used for yourself before you start engaging with them in terms of a conversation. >> cheryl: great advice. we do have to take a break, but when we come back we'll hear from a local mother who lost two sons at the same time to gun violence. stay with us. we'll be right back.bññc?xús1@ú? >> cheryl: welcome back. we have been talking about the dangers of gun violence and best way to talk about it with your family. joining me in the studio has experienced this pain first half. she lost two her sons to gunfire and she has taken this devastating loss and made a nonprofit organization call
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Feb 3, 2013 5:00am PST
'ers have announced that defensive back for the niners made offensive remarks. he said he will volunteer at the trevor project in san francisco. it provides crisis and suicide intervention for lgbt youth. >>> one 49er, one raider, but no eddy debartolo among the members of the nfl hall of fame. red and gold that would be in the hall this year belongs to former offensive lineman larry allen. a ten-time pro goal selection. this was his first year of eligibility. allen spent most of his career in dallas but finished up with the 49'ers. another first ballot inductee, warren sapp, the former buck near, who played his last few years in silver and black will be enshrined in canton, ohio. sapp was a dominating force on the offensive line. andre reid was passed over again. >> there's no question in my mind kid debartolo belongs in there. he's certainly at the top of the list and i hope people see it for what it is and understand it. he was the best owner history of professional sports. >> two players who did not get in, former receiver tim brown and former 49'ers linebacker charles
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Feb 3, 2013 6:00am PST
culliver will begin sensitivity training. niners defensive back made anti-gay comments during a presuper bowl interview last week. he has since apologized and they said he is going to volunteer at the trevor project in san francisco, which provides crisis and suicide intervention for lgbt youth. >>> fairfield police have 15 detectives and three sergeants investigating the murder after 13-year-old girl. her naked body was found in a park early friday morning. a growing memorial of flowers and mementos marks the spot in allen wit park where her body was discovered. we have the latest. >> give us this day our daily bread. >> reporter: allen wit park has gone from a crime scene to an alter. honoring a 13-year-old found alone, naked and dead friday morning. >> she was face down. there's no obvious signs of trauma. put it that way. that's all i will say about her body. >> and today fairfield police asked abc7 not to release the girl's name or photos. detectives are following several leads from nearby surveillance cameras, but still do not have any suspects. they do know the girl was in the 7th
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Feb 3, 2013 7:00am PST
nominee for defense secretary. and george stephanopoulos mercifully not wearing a helmet. >> you want me to put one on. >> he's very flexible. in the middle of this huge debate over gun control, the white house just yesterday releasing the picture of the president skeet shooting on his birthday. apparently last august. met with an enormous amount of skepticism among members of the media and also a lot of conservatives. so my question is, was this smart politics or sort of -- >> this is following up on the interview the president gave, i skeet shoot all the time. there was a lot of skepticism about that so they put out the photo yesterday. listen, i understand why they put it out. it is not going to persuade one person who is against the president's gun control proposals that his heart is in the right place. there's no way that it will happen. buzz i get it. i get why the president wants to show he is not averse to all guns at all times. he just wants them in what he considers their proper place. >> meantime, the president's pick for defense secretary, chuck hagel, faced a rocky confirmat
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Feb 4, 2013 3:00am PST
on defense, tackling colin kaepernick, recovering the niners' fumble. later ed reed picked off kaepernick, making him the first 49ers quarterback ever to be intercepted in a super bowl. and then tempers flared. ♪ beyonce sent the crowd into a frenzy with a performance that included a reunion with destiny's child. jacoby jones came back strong to open the second half with a 108-yard kickoff return for the td. ravens up 28-6. suddenly lights out. a power surge darkened half of the superdome, stopping the game. normally even-tempered john harbaugh is furious with the interruption in his team's momentum. when play resumes 34 minutes later, momentum shifts to the 49ers. they quickly scored 17 points and slashed the ravens' lead from 22 points to just 5. 28-33. in the final two minutes the ravens put up a tough goal line defense to go home with the trophy. >> and nobody wants to see a blowout super bowl. all the hype and all the build-up. you don't want to see it get to the final game and have it be some kind of lopsided thing. >> no. >> it was so great to see the 49ers who i know you were ro
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Jan 31, 2013 6:00pm PST
defense attorney called it disturbing. that same report also showed the department actually went backward in complying with 51 reforms laid out by a judge. police were not in full compliance with 11 steps during the last quarter comparing with nine three months ago. those short comings include steps to review the use of lethal force and problems in dealing with accusations of police misconduct. >> another troubled bay area police department is facing a complaint of excessive force tonight. dan noyes is here with a preview of the investigation that he has coming up this evening. >> someone sent me this package with a letter saying he trusts us to present the facts. at the center of the complaint this video. a young man called police for help after being attacked but he got into a violent confrontation. >> one thing i promised my family is that i would protect them. zp if i'm not protected by the police force, who am i fight something who is my enemy? who am i protecting my family against? >> tonight at 11:00 how that officer took a comment from the victim very personally z we question the
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Jan 31, 2013 11:00pm PST
's start with chris because he's at the center of all of this. 49ers defensive back surrounded by reporters today. 24-year-old second year in the nfl apologized for the anti-gay comment that he made on tuesday. >> i'm sorry i offended anyone. it was very ugly comment and that's what i feel in in my heart and hopefully lick i said i can learn and grow from the experience and situation. >>reporter: on the heals of the -- heels of the crisis comes another p.r. nightmare for the york and niners. usa today report that go 2 players brooks and isaac didn't realize the it gets better video involved lgbt issues. they were quoted as saying they thought they were making a video about the prevention of bullying for kid. so another fire for jed i don't think to put in and out new orleans. another news. beyonce will perform at half time of super bowl 47. in town today and held a news conference. >> and the home ♪ of the of brave. about ♪ the brave. [applause]. >>reporter: that's how she started the news conference. beyonce came upped criticism when she lip synced the national
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Feb 1, 2013 4:00am PST
defense secretary that saw combat as an enlisted soldier. rob? sunny? >> tahman bradley, live in washington. thanks, tahman. >>> instant fallout overnight after the los angeles archdiocese was ordered to release documents. retired cardinal mahoney has been released from his duties. the papers show how cardinal mahoney shielded priests from the allegations when he ran the diocese. archbishop jose gomez called the files bruting and painful reading. >>> a school shooting on a playground has a young student facing charges in atlanta. a 14-year-old was shot and wounded in the neck on thursday. the young gunman fired several rounds before an armed security guard was able to take away the weapon. the two teens reportedly did know each other. the victim was released from the hospital last night. >>> and shifting gears now. blinding snow is being blamed for a deadly pileup a highway in michigan. a mile-long stretch of crashes involved 30 trucks and cars. >> three people were killed, including two children believed to be siblings. at least a dozen others were hurt. witness say they were
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Feb 2, 2013 4:00am PST
ginger zee mildly defensively. >> he sat next to me in thermal dynamics. >> it's the groundhog or me? make a choice. >>> good morning to everyone at home. we got you covered from the big easy, coaching brothers jim and john harbaugh will be on opposite sides tomorrow. they square off for the first time in a pregame news conference. who came out on top? you have a brother, you get this? >> yes. i have always lost. >>> this morning, behind the scenes one of the best of the super bowl ads. a baby budweiser cliez dale. >> if you're watching the game, you want to eat, right? from the show that brought you the 47-layer dip, now, bam, nacho cheese lasagna. >> apparently it's low fat? >> no. >>> we're going to start with news. we're going to take a first look at the man who provoked a crisis this morning. hostage negotiations in the movies, but this one is stranger and more disturbing than fiction. involving a 5-year-old boy and a survivalist and real no end in sight. abc's gio benitez is in midland city. >> good morning. this is now day five of this hostage standoff happening right th
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Feb 4, 2013 11:00pm PST
of people scratching their heads. with the big offensive line and ravens defensive tackle out with an injury you would think san francisco would run more but instead tried throwing three times on crabtree. third down it looked like kaepernick was going to run in but because he let the clock rundown harbaugh called a time out. came down to the fourth down from the blitz. picked it up. crabtree and no good. holding on the play? contact is allowed within 5 yard but smith was crabbing crabtree jersey beyond that. referee thought too close to call but not harbaugh. >> yes there's no question in my mind that there was a pass interference and then a hold on crabtree on the last one. >> victor to the piles. superbowl mvp part of the day at disney world riding in parade with micky. last tonight he got to hang out with other celebrity. >> i got to meet jay z. bee open say. that was pretty cool. i don't think that would happen if we would have lost the game. i was existed. exhausted couldn't wait to put my head down on the pillow. for some reason when i was laying there i couldn
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Feb 5, 2013 1:05am PST
a lot of people scratching their heads. with the big offensive line and ravens defensive tackle out with an injury you would think san francisco would run more but instead tried throwing three times on crabtree. third down it looked like kaepernick was going to run in but because he let the clock rundown harbaugh called a time out. came down to the fourth down from the blitz. picked it up. crabtree and no good. holding on the play? contact is allowed within 5 yard but smith was crabbing crabtree jersey beyond that. referee thought too close to call but not harbaugh. >> yes there's no question in my mind that there was a pass interference and then a hold on crabtree on the last one. >> victor to the piles. superbowl mvp part of the day at disney world riding in parade with micky. last tonight he got to hang out with other celebrity. >> i got to meet jay z. bee open say. that was pretty cool. i don't think that would happen if we would have lost the game. i was existed. exhausted couldn't wait to put my head down on the pillow. for some reason when i was laying there i couldn
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Feb 5, 2013 5:30pm PST
that hand sanitizers and soap are the best defense. last year, americans spent more than $170 million on hand sanitizers alone. so, we wondered, what works best? and how do the sanitizers compare in a showdown with soap? well, tonight, our chief medical editor dr. richard besser puts them to the test and gets some real answers. >> reporter: clean? as many as 400,000 germs per hand. that's how many bacteria travel with us every day. so, here at the university of maryland food safety lab, six brave grad students and i voluntarily doused our hands in a toxic brew of thousands of e-coli bacteria. yep, e-coli. good? something a little odd about rubbing e. coli. to see what would take it off. first up, hand sanitizers. we tested two kinds you'll find at the store. one with 60% alcohol and one so-called natural formula containing no alcohol. that's good? the key with hand sanitizers is to use enough of it. your hands should take a full 15 seconds or longer to dry. now let that air dry, okay? then, we pressed our hands onto special incubation plates to grow any remaining bacteria. the results
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Feb 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
says the team will pick itself up. >> defensive tackle voiced frustration as being so close to a win. >> we beat some of the best teams in the nfc. and to come up short, i know it hurt.v)qum >> players say now is the time to visit family and heal physically and he megsally. >> take days off and relax. and pick up. where we left off. >> no one is taking the loss harder than coach harbaugh. >> would have, could have. should have. it's undefeated and never failed. >> harbaugh wouldoño not comment on alex smith. >> he's got the appropriate amount of competitive fire when you need competitive fire. and prompt a happy and joy when it's the right time to have that. >> kyle williams summed up what team members told use there no fingerprint goinging on. you know? we're that close. and so we'll be back. >> the niners begin playing in the new stadium by training facility in santa clara in 2014. >> we're enjoying a cool down in weather. >> changing minute by minute. >> yes. >cÑájvñ it. showers are coming in our direction here is a live view not here yet though. thl bright, sunset sometime ag
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Feb 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
. >> san jose state lost top recruits. the coach did sign 20 players including nico ananetti and defensive lineman keenan psyches. am yechl collins all set to sign with arkansas but his mom took off with his qlert of intent apparently wanting her son to stay closer to home. he's going to be embarrassed at school now. 49ers packed up and left but questions remain. san francisco could trade smith or pay him to be the back up. the coach says he is under contract and won't grant a wish just because he's been a good soldier. >> we feel great about the quarterback situation. i don't think any player has wishes for him. >> everything is different. >> every scenario is unique. and something we're not going get into specifics. >> romo became the team's closer last season with one win and four saves. in basketball are warriors playing in oklahoma city tonight. >> that is a tough one. >> academy awards are coming up and you can down load official oscars app. >> hollywood big night is february 24th abc 7 is the place you'll be able to see the oscars. >> that will be a fun night. >> elvis presley may s
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Feb 7, 2013 4:00am PST
aircraft carriers to one in the persian gulf. the move announced by the defense department comes as washington tries to avoid sharp spending cuts set to strike the pentagon, as well as domestic programs, starting next month. >>> and another big story that we're watching this morning. millions of people are bracing for a megablizzard that could dump a foot of snow on parts of the northeast. >> the storm could rival the monster blizzards you see here that paralyzed the area around two years ago. boston and coastal new england are expected to bear the brunt of it. but the heaviest snow coming down tomorrow morning. and the new york area could be buried under as much as ten inches of snow. >> airlines are preparing for the very worst. they've already started waiving rebooking fees for flights heading in and out of the storm zone. and as that storm moves in, winter warnings and advisories have been posted in 14 states, from minnesota to maine. here's accuweather's jim dickey. >> good morning, rob and diana. we're tracking the potential for a major winter storm. a crippling winter stor
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Feb 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
's part of the city's defense against a lawsuit filed by the dead man's brother at crown beach on memorial day in 2011. alan wong is here with the hearing that took place today. >> yes. the city says that if it's firefighters certificate tied it's not their duty to prevent people from ryeing to commit suicide that. is why it's wants the lawsuit thrown out. when the man wandered into the waters of crown beach, onlookers wondered why police stood by as the man drowned. >> in court, the attorney said it was not their duty to prevent zach from committing suicide. >> the law says officers are immune for actions unless going in to make the situation worse. >> attorneys for jack's brother say the fire department did make the situation worse. >> they cleared the beach. they stopped people from communicating with zach. stopped people from walking out to try to establish contact and try to talk to him. and to perhaps assist him. >> there is another reason why the fire department watched zach drown. budget constraints kept them from being recertified to carry out an ocean rescue. they refused to retr
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Feb 7, 2013 6:00pm PST
of the best pictures in baseball with 200 strikeouts. he's back. former saints defensive coordinator reinstated by nfl he takes over titans record 471 points last year it's funny. yesterday national signing day. his mom ran off with the letter of intent. she swooped in and took out paper work and just ran away. today dad was by his side and he officially signed with arkansas much to mom's dismay. >> you've got to love mom. >> she wants to keep her son home. >> join me tonight on cable channel 13. coming up former police chief william bratton going to talk about the case that sent a cop on a rampage. >> we're tracking showers. >> shopping for roses how much will you pay and where you should go. >> and on jimmy kimmel live dr. phil and tim mcgraw. >> good line up.m)%áÑ >> from all of us here at abc 7 news thanks for joining us. >> see this is the "jeopardy!" teen tournament. introducing today's semifinalists -- a sophomore from englewood, ohio... ...a senior from mound, minnesota... ...and a junior from macon, georgia... and now here is the host of "jeopardy!"
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Feb 7, 2013 11:00pm PST
. santa clara still down 10. pwrvrng 0defense non-existent at times. 84-63 as gaels win their eighth consecutive game. mr. mr. sun devil up close and personal. control the game. with the jam on the put back. crab with 16 for the bears. 3 ball late in the half but cal down 10 at the break. 23 points. wide open in the corner there. knocking down the 3. cal with late charge 13 seconds down 3. crab. leading scorer loses it out of bounds. another turn over late as well. good night. asu hangs on 6 66-62. great finish no. 1 indiana facing illinois. tied at 72. l free from him and game winning bucket. hoosiers confused out front on double screen and left griffey all alone and there's the red sign on the backboard so he gets it off in time. fifth straight week the no. 1 team falls illinois with the upset 74-72. a little baseball news. hernandez and mariners have agreed on contract extension brace yourself people. seven years. 175 million dollars. king feel ex at age 26 is now the highest paid pitcher ever. well deserved. 4 consecutive season with at least 200 strike out mayb
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Feb 8, 2013 1:05am PST
. floater. 18. santa clara still down 10. pwrvrng 0defense non-existent at times. 84-63 as gaels win their eighth consecutive game. mr. mr. sun devil up close and personal. control the game. with the jam on the put back. crab with 16 for the bears. 3 ball late in the half but cal down 10 at the break. 23 points. w corn open in the corner there. knocking down the 3. cal with late charge 13 seconds down 3. crab. leading scorer loses it out of bounds. another turn over late as well. good night. asu hangs on 6 66-62. great finish no. 1 indiana facing illinois. tied at 72. l free from him and game winning bucket. hoosiers confused out front on double screen and left griffey all alone and there's the red sign on the backboard so he gets it off in time. fifth straight week the no. 1 team falls illinois with the upset 74-72. a little baseball news. hernandez and mariners have agreed on contract extension brace yourself people. seven years. 175 million dollars. king feel ex at age 26 is now the highest paid pitcher ever. well deserved. 4 consecutive season with at least 200
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Feb 4, 2013 7:00am PST
of famer on defense, the last time he'll be on the field in ray lewis, that's got to be memorable. >> let's say, if nothing else, they backed into something of a classic, guys. great to see you. thanks for joining us this morning. and so -- speaking of joe flacco, a rich young man and the ravens mvp quarterback. he'll join us live today a bit later in the program. that's now it from here in new orleans. back to you, george. >> thank you, josh. >>> we're going to switch gears now to that shocking killing of legendary s.e.a.l. chris kyle. he was gunned down at a shooting range over the weekend. the man arrested was a troubled former marine whom kyle was trying to help. ryan owens has more from dallas. >> reporter: we're told that the young suspect idolized the man, chris kyle. so many people did. he was an american hero who survived so much at war, only to be gunned down here at home. >> i love the job. you know, the guys, the camaraderie. >> reporter: chris kyle knew the toll combat takes more than anyone. he served four tours in iraq. won seven medals for his bravery. killed more of the e
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Feb 8, 2013 7:00am PST
. >> reporter: but imitating the movie didn't work. edwards' defense argued the robber was white. the judge in the case had one of the rasks and tested that argument. the judge found edwards guilty. prosecutors say edwards robbed the bank to pay back money she had embezzled from another bank where she worked. but this morning, this fake nun is no longer on the run. now faces up to 25 years behind bars. for "good morning america," alex perez, abc news, chicago. >> that's gripping video there. >> it is. >>> let's get back to sam with the weather. >> george, it is looking a little wet and snowy outside. that's the early of what's to come. this goes throughout the night on friday into saturday. we told you at the top of the show. let's show you pictures out of philadelphia. this is what it looks like in philly. on the rainy side of the storm. a little low clouds. here's snowfall totals. no reason to change them at this time. we're looking at less snow in southern areas because they're a little warmer. they'll have more rain involved in this system and farther away from the low when it becomes t
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Feb 1, 2013 6:00am PST
. if so he will be the first secretary of defense who saw combat as an enlisted soldier. >> thank you. >> 6:18. the weekend is here, it is a super bowl week, but, people are still going to get outside and what will they see? >> a lot of sunshine and a few clouds and private orange skies. sun. that is tomorrow. "dim sun" tomorrow. >> okay, gentleman. we are done. can you tell it is friday? can you tell? >> no, not at all! hopefully you are having a good time, get up, let's get out there and know there will be another great afternoon waiting for you of warmer-than-average temperatures, golfing, maybe get if a nice walk this afternoon, it is all there for your taking as we get a reprieve from winter again. a beautiful picture emeryville over to san francisco. we will look at live doppler 7 hd and the clouds are still being chased away from the coast by the offshore wind or the land breeze, you can see them over the ocean, we still have fog as we talked about but so far, the worst area has been confined to around santa rosa. we will keep the radar going because we have a few chances of ra
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Feb 2, 2013 6:00am PST
meteorologist ginger zee mildly defensive.
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Feb 5, 2013 5:00am PST
court reviews two cases, the california ban on same-sex marriage and the defense of marriage act which denies federal benefits to gay and lesbian married couples. some city council hope to join the city of san francisco in asking the court to strike down both laws. the deadline for san jose to join san francisco's supreme court brief is valentine's day. >> san jose police are asking for your help tracking down a robbery suspect. look at this sketch. police say he forced his way into the home of a 74-year-old woman and her daughter on friday. the man punched the older woman in the face. the mother and daughter escaped but the man and a second suspect chased them and they attacked the older woman a second time before running off. she was injured but will recover. >> the san francisco 49ers hold a final team meeting at their santa clara headquarters this morning. then they will clean out their lockers. a disappointed nineers team returned home after their heart-breaking loss in super bowl 47. the quaterback kaepernick acknowledged the crowd of 100 people who town out to cigarette the -- g
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Feb 7, 2013 7:00am PST
she killed in self-defense? ryan owens is here with the details. good morning, ryan. >> reporter: good morning, george. day three on the stand. and jodi arias has gotten nowhere near talking about the day she repeatedly stabbed and shot her ex-boyfriend. and it's not clear how anything she's said on the stand so far has helped her case of self-defense. >> why don't you come up and take the stand, please. >> reporter: jodi arias' third day on the witness stand was straight out of a soap opera. >> it was just really physical. >> reporter: in excruciating and often explicit detail, the admitted killer told the jury about her early days of her relationship with travis alexander, back in 2006. >> i'm getting a lot of attention. but only while we're engaging in sexual activity. and then, we check out. and he takes off. and i kind of felt like -- like a prostitute, sort of. >> reporter: she's trying to convince the jury alexander treated her like a secret, a throwaway sex object, that he controlled in the years leading up to his brutal murder in june of 2008. she testified she converted to th
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Feb 5, 2013 1:40am PST
her on and off again boyfriend. >> arias took the stand yesterday saying she acted in self-defense and portrayed herself as a life-long victim of abuse. abc's brandi hitt has the latest details, good morning, brandy. >> reporter: good morning, rob and diana. jody arias returns to the stand this morning. she's already admitted to killing her boyfriend. now jurors are expected to hear arias' explanation what happened the night of the murder. >> did you kill travis alexander on june 4, 2008? >> yes, i did. >> reporter: in a surprise move, jody arias took the stand in her own defense and explained to the jury why she brutally murdered her ex-boyfriend travis alexander. >> the simple answer is that he attacked me. and i defended myself. >> reporter: speaking quietly with her hair pulled to the side, this is the same woman prosecutors say stabbed alexander 27 times in a jealous rage while also slashing his throat and shooting him twice in the head. but her story has changed several times. first, she told police she wasn't there. >> i'm not a murderer. then she said she was at the crime s
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Feb 6, 2013 1:40am PST
will go ahead as scheduled in june. a judge refused to grant a request from the defense to delay the trial. zimmerman's attorneys claim that the prosecutors did not turn over key evidence in a timely manner. the judge didn't buy it and zimmerman is accused of killing trayvon martin. >>> a texas sheriff says the iraqi war vet charged with killing a military sniper and his friend is refusing to meet with his family or a court-appointed attorney. he is charged with two capital murders. the sheriff says that he demanded a cigarette, even though smoking is not allowed in the jail. >>> an internal affairs investigation of some miami-dade county police officers has department brass searching for answers this morning. video shows officers slacking off on the job. one is seen hugging a woman when he should have been responding to a burglary. the same officer is also seen drinking coffee with other cops instead of going to check on an unconscious child. a former department head calls it all despicable. >> the idea of not going to a call just never crosses your mind. that's the basics of what we do.
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Feb 1, 2013 7:00am PST
allegations, you spend a lot of time playing defense. the moment she said, could everybody please rise, she took offense. >> she did wait some time. that almost builds up the anticipation? >> it did. they were smart enough to realize this was a two-week window from the inauguration to the super bowl. it wasn't like it was immediately going to go away if she tweted or addressed it. it was just brilliant building up the anticipation. >> the other thing that helped her is that it was her voice at the inauguration. >> and she was smart enough to know that in politics, it's going to be controversial. you remember four years ago, arooet sa that sang, her voice cracked, she took criticism for that. no matter what you do, you'll take criticism. >> probably no better they, i'm not saying she planned it, but no better way to build the excitement for sunday night. >> the news is everywhere. who doesn't want to see her at halftime now. >> we're all going to be watching. thanks, howard. >> thanks, george. >> back to new orleans and the weather. >> look whapts at new orleans all hours of the day and nigh
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Feb 6, 2013 7:00am PST
is trying to convince the jury she repeatedly stabbed and shot her ex-boyfriend in self-defense. >> did you kill travis alexander on june 4th, 2008? >> yes, i did. >> why? >> the simple answer is that he attacked me, and i defended myself. >> reporter: her testimony started with a bang monday. but she's been on the stand for more than five rambling hours now literally holding court. she's relived old relationships. >> i'm kind of like one guy at a time kind of person. >> reporter: recounted irrelevant details. >> because he was from southern california, and those people like the chargers in that area. >> reporter: even laughed while on trial for murder. >> it's entertainment training. you know what i mean? it's entertaining training, i guess you could say. >> reporter: all the while the prosecutor is just sitting there taking notes. he looks like he's ready to pounce once he gets his chance on cross-examination, but he may have to wait a while, george. as we said, jodi arias likes to talk. >> we can see that. ryan, thanks. >>> we're going to turn to the latest trouble for chris brown. prose
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Feb 7, 2013 1:40am PST
of defense has been postponed. republicans are demanding to know more about the former senator's finances. hagel still has the backing of all the democrats in the senate. the vote was set for today and is postponed until at least next week. >>> now to an eye-opening medical headline this morning and a health care burden for the u.s. neurologists predict the number of alzheimer's patients is expected to triple by the year 2050. that's when as many as 14 million patients may need care for the memory-robbing disease. the startling projection follows a study of patient records, as well as census numbers. >>> and doctors are warning parents about a threatening strain of whooping cough. "the new england journal of medicine" reports it's caused by a vaccine resistant germ. the illnesses were first reported overseas. it's now hitting the u.s. and it's the worst outbreak of its kind in 60 years. >>> and now to what will be the story of the weekend. a powerful blizzard is zeroing in on the northeast, threatening to bring fierce winds and up to two feet of snow. the nor'easter expected to be the wor
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